State of the World’s Fathers 2021: Structural Solutions to Achieve Equality in Care Work

by Gary Barker, Aapta Garg, Brian Heilman, Nikki van der Gaag, and Rachel Mehaffey

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The State of the World’s Fathers 2021 report – the fourth in the series – presents research on care work during the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on structural barriers that prevent equitable distribution of caregiving between women and men. While data show that men are participating more in care work during the pandemic, data also show that the world is a long way off from achieving full equality in care work. The report provides seven solutions – from the individual to the structural level – that need to be implemented to create a more care- and gender-equal world.

Read the Executive Summary here.

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